sorry about the post overkill today. i know this is my third. but i promise, it’s my third and FINAL post of the day. it’s been a minute since i told you about my meals, so let’s start with that, mmmmkay?
breakfast: 1 cup puffed brown rice + 2/3 cup nature’s path maple sunrise cereal + almond milk & 4 egg white pillow + ketchup.
i am in love with this new-to-me cereal! you still have a chance to enter to win some HERE.
you really can’t go wrong with egg white pillows. so simple, so quick, so tasty, so protein packed!
lunch: veggies + hummus & leftover tofu lasagna casserole.
not the most pleasing-to-the-eye meal by any means, but it was delicious and did the trick!
this was my homemade sun dried tomato hummus that i made last friday paired with an orange bell pepper and a couple baby cucumbers.
the casserole is one i just threw together last night—marshall loved it and i just liked it. it actually was a lot better today, as is the case with most casseroles. the ingredients included red onion, garlic, tofu, spaghetti squash, low fat cottage cheese, fire roasted diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, fresh basil and whole wheat elbow macaroni. oh, and a boatload of trader joe’s 21 seasoning salute.
just like lasagna, i promise.
snack: a banana and too many handfuls of love crunch granola.
hey, it happens.
i felt like poo this morning and i didn’t wake up to work out. first time since i started insanity that i missed the morning workout! i made up for it after work and completed the plyometric cardio circuit RIGHT when i got home. (well, after those handfuls of granola…) it scares me to say this, but i think i love working out in the morning. i don’t know how i managed to work out every day AFTER work. that just isn’t going to fly anymore. now that i know this, i will make more of an effort to get up every morning. this morning was just rough because i had a sore throat (still do, knock on wood) and knew i had nothing pressing right after work, so i could get the insanity done then. anyway, this was way more information than you needed. moving on.
we took the dogs on a walk over to the local park because my friend was playing soccer there! we had a nice (chilly) visit with simon, jessica and ronin (their dog) and i officially decided it needs to be summer. burrrr.
i just got done showering and now am going to get to work on dinner. not sure what i am going to make, but it will for sure involve chicken as i have a couple of organic chicken breasts in the fridge just waiting to be made into something delicious.
in honor of my two year blog birthday and flashback friday, i decided to flashback to my top ten most viewed posts. i simply checked what they were on good old wordpress statistics. i eliminated the ones that were giveaways because we all know why those were top viewed posts.
#10: spring clean up on march 27, 2011.
this was a pretty recent post! i talked about my spring time goals and the importance of cleaning up not only our house when spring time comes, but also our bodies—through diet and exercise and healthy habits.
my spring clean up goals were:
- drink a gallon of water daily
- eat at least 125 grams of protein daily—spacing it out at each meal
- take all my vitamins & supplements regularly
- stick to a workout schedule
- stop grabbing handful after handful of random stuff when i am at home just because it is there and i am bored (peanut butter filled pretzels, cereal, mary’s crackers, dark chocolate)
- don’t eat while driving (i swear this is my downfall—when i eat my snack in the car i feel like i didn’t eat a snack at all)
i also slurped down a delicious green protein smoothie that day.
#9: abs are made in the kitchen on february 18, 2011.
this post contained details about eight things you could consume that would help pave the way to a nice set of abs. they were spicy foods, lean proteins, glutamine, cinnamon, citrus, berries, green tea and omega 3’s. a healthy diet and regular exercise really CAN help transform your abs.
trust me, i know first-hand.
#8: i’ll trade my left hand to have my sense of taste back on july 18, 2009.
okay, WOW, i read this post am surprised that it is ranked #8 for post views. it was at a time i was sicker than i’ve ever been, had ZERO sense of taste and a real lack of photography skills.
i posted a whole bunch of food and kept saying “wow, bet that tasted good! too bad i couldn’t taste it!”
and then, for the first time ever, i made my garbanzo beans + cottage cheese + ranch seasoning combo and could ACTUALLY taste it. and i praised the heavens because i could taste something. and it just may be my favorite combo ever.. i have been eating it ever since!
i think a lot of people in blog land tried this combo out.. you should, too, IT IS SO GOOD! except since then, i realized hidden valley ranch seasoning has MSG, and so now i buy the organic version.
#7: jamaica or bust on february 4, 2010.
in this post, i showed the results of my jamaican me bikini ready challenge. this was a 4 week challenge i embarked upon in order to get ready for my vacation to jamaica. it was pretty strict and i stuck to it. it was hard, but the hard work paid off.
i reviewed all the changes i made for those weeks leading up to my trip and talked about why certain things worked for me. i also talked about how i probably wouldn’t be doing another die-hard 4 week challenge ever again.
#6: deep thoughts and ice cream on january 24, 2011.
another recent one. this is where i talked about my complicated past with drugs and alcohol.
it was a good one to type and i am glad i shared because it produced some of the best comments ever.
#5: the answers on april 7, 2011.
super recent! this one had my recipe for the chobani lemon yogurt chiaseed protein muffins.
need i say more?
#4: a dog day afternoon on august 22, 2009.
back when penny turned one, i did a doggie giveaway! this post was all the submissions of dogs around blog land. i loved going back and looking at all these cute pooches!
the big winner of the giveaway was FRANK! love him!!
there are so many more dogs in blog land, you should all check out tina’s blog dog feature if you haven’t.
#3: who knew clean eating could taste so good? on january 11, 2010.
this was right at the beginning of my aforementioned jamaica challenge. i posted a fun total body workout and HIIT session. i also posted a great recipe for stuffed chicken.. ohh.. maybe i should make that tonight..
i talked about how you don’t have to “suffer” to eat healthy.. it really does taste good!
#2: my fast food story on september 27, 2010.
i loved writing this post! i used to be a fast food addict and this post talked about my history with eating fast food multiple times a day.
i then went on to re-create my favorite fast food meal (from KFC) at home—and healthy!
i loved reading all the comments on your experiences with fast food!
#1: the unintentional vegetarian on april 12, 2010.
this post is when i dreamed up and created the faux wendy’s frosty.. with an added protein punch! oh man, it’s been WAY too long since i had one!!
as a side note.. i also had a delicious egg white wrap and a grilled cheese with almond butter and pear (it was national grilled cheese day) that day and those are two things i need to have in my life ASAP! i should probably just look at my own old posts next time i need a meal idea. duh.
there you have it! the top ten most viewed posts on meals & moves. i hope you enjoyed the trip down memory lane! i sure did.
also, i thought it would be fun to include two more top ten lists…
top ten recipes viewed.
- protein pancakes/waffles
- apple cinnamon protein coffee cake
- crock pot taco soup
- best chocolate chip cookies ever
- pumpkin protein shake
- almond chiaseed protein muffins
- peanut butter bars
- no bake chocolate oatmeal balls
- stuffed bell peppers
- vegan banana muffins
top ten moves viewed.
- my go to 20 minute HIIT
- 10-10-10 triple machine HIIT
- my go to lower body workout
- 20-15-10 HIIT
- the best 10 minute stairmill routine
- increasing speed & resistance elliptical HIIT
- oblique twists with medicine ball
- dumbbell biceps curl to shoulder press
- jog/sprint HIIT
- wanna see my moves?
i am in the works of totally re-doing my meals page and adding more to my moves page. they are pretty outdated and haggard, so this is a little 2 year blog birthday gift to myself. stay tuned for the much needed improvements!
i’m off to figure out what to do with my chicken.. check ya later!
xo. janetha g.
p.s. you still have time to enter my favorite things giveaway!